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Recharge Model S in Europe

Recharge Model S in Europe

I plan to buy a Model S in 2014 but there's something I need to clarify.

On your site, the Tesla High Power Wall Connector can go up to 100A/250V to be able to charge the 85KWh car within 4 hours.

The problem is that in Belgium or in France and other Europe's countries, we can only have a maximum of 32A for a domestic phase.

How will we be able to do ?

Thx a lot

Volker.Berlin | 2012年12月4日

Romalian, the European model will support 3-phase charging. You won't need to install a "Tesla High Power Wall Connector". A regular 32A 3-phase wall socket will do, and gives you up to 22kW, i.e., the Model S *should* be able to charge in 4-5 hours from empty to full. I emphasize *should* because we have yet to see a Model S with 3-phase support, and Tesla themselves did not yet publish any numbers with regard to that feature.

All other options would work for you, too, only that charging will be slower: 16A 3-phase would offer ~11kW, and your average wall socket with 16A single phase at 220V-240V will offer ~3.6kW.

Jolinar | 2012年12月4日

Yea, I already heard that about 3-phase, but I am quite disappointed about their communicating charging features (CHAdeMO is quite popular here) and other stuff for EU market :-(

Even EU pages of http://www.teslamotors.com/en_EU/models doesn't include same information as US version :( I hope it will be changed soon - maybe with price anouncement.

Timo | 2012年12月4日

Three phase in Europe is 400V so amps don't need to be as high to get same power. Also 32A is not max for domestic here, it just costs a bit more to get higher amps: looks like it costs about 10kEUR to get 200A in Helsinki, Finland, and that's not the max you can get. I don't think it is max for you either, check your local distributor what it would cost to upgrade to higher amps (like 50A or 63A main fuses).

KnutNorway | 2012年12月4日

Jolinar: Tesla reprsentatives at the store in Oslo says the European model S will support CHAdeMO but they do not know how the solution will be yet. I also hope for more information on this soon.

Jolinar | 2012年12月4日

KnutNorway: this is the best news for today. You've put a big smile on my face :)
The nearest Tesla store is more than 700km away for me :-(

Romalian | 2012年12月5日

KnutNorway, this is good news.

If Tesla Model S can accept TriPhase charge and CHAdeMO Plug in Europe, i'll buy it ;)